Had a Dubhe last night. Since I have nothing else for today, I thought I'd give my impressions on it.
Pours a dark mahogany color with nice mocha head. The nose is of sweet dark fruit, caramel, dark roasted malts as well as a big dose of pine and booziness.
The taste starts sweet with dark chocolate, toffee and a hint of licorice. Pine resin and slight citrus fruit balance nicely. The end is earthy and boozy with a leathery spiciness. The finish is sharp with hop bitterness. Well balanced with a warmth in the finish that makes this complex delicious beer extremely drinkable.
As I have no experience with hemp seed I couldn't detect it. This is a pretty damn good beer. I see it becoming very popular. Kinda reminds me of a black barley wine.